Claude Louis is a board-certified family physician and the 2021 Medical Society of Virginia Salute to Service award recipient for international medical outreach. Born in the mountains of Kenscoff, he attended Université Notre-Dame d’Haiti medical school, class 1998–2006 and matched at the University of Kansas Family Medicine residency Program in 2012. In 2008, he founded Words In Action Haiti and in 2011 started Words in Action community clinic. He is also an author of children’s books.